02 September 2013

Shepard Fairey Talks

The thing that is interesting about Fairey is the mechanism of his career's success. How he integrates his commercial and personal art practice, his influences and his history are the topics of this talk at the Art Center. In the following question and answer session he also comments on his actions in the Hope case.  From March 2012.

"Should art be profitable? Shepard Fairey says yes. The famed L.A. street artists reveals his success and failures -- including the Obama Hope poster -- at Art Center Graphic Design Department's 3x3 lecture series featuring creative entrepreneurs."

Memorabilia: London

66 Norlington Road, Leyton, London E10 6LA
6th July - 15th July 2013
Curated by Carne Griffiths

"What? … Memorabilia – is an exhibition of artwork and found objects inspired by childhood memories. The exhibition will be curated by Carne Griffiths who organised the 100sqft exhibition in 2009, which travelled from London to New Orleans and featured the work of almost 500 artists. The exhibition will form a part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail, guaranteeing good footfall and exposure for involved artists. Memorabilia is primarily designed to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital. "

" “We owe so much to GOSH, they saved our little girl, Noemi’s life,” says artist and organiser Carne Griffiths.
“Through their actions my wife Claire and I were inspired to do something positive. We wanted to create a sense of nostalgia with this show, to remind us of our inner child. Hopefully those feelings will raise money for the incredibly important work GOSH does.”

"Last year we were told our beautiful daughter had a condition Known as Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, we were told she had a 50% survival chance at birth, Thanks to the amazing care of Gt Ormond Street Hospital, she is now 9 months old, just come off her feeding tube and is getting stronger every day. This exhibition is our way of saying thank you to the people that saved her life, and to the resources that we were fortunate enough to have access to. A minimum of 30% of the work for sale will go to GOSH"

Exhibition Website http://memorabilia2013.wordpress.com/
facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/132833680254471/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/memorabilia2013

Participating artists included Carne Griffiths, Cartrain, Carrie Reichart, Mason Storm, Pure Evil, David Bray, Ben Oakley, Blakkbyrd and many others. To date over £3,400 has been raised.

" Memorabilia's all star cast features artists, David Bray, Chris Cunningham, Ben Slow, Danny O'Connor, Carrie Reichardt, Lewis Bannister, Nigel Cox, Carne Griffiths, Infinity Bunce, David Hensel, Tim Goffe, Julia Colquitt Roach, Ben Oakley, Jewel, Eleanor Bedlow, Gillian Swan, Carlos Martyn Burgos, Mason Storm, Carl Smith, Raj Kaur Phull, Anna Stiles, Nina Farrell, Mark Dickson, Asa Medhurst, Lorna Holdcroft, Louise McNaught, Neil Benjamin, Blair Zaye, Jeff Cox, John Clair, Sarah Carpenter, Lynne Blackburn, Roseanne Artisan, Rachael Berry, Stuart Harris, Francesco Jacobello, Matt Gee, Darth Art, Square Foot, Julie Caves, Kerrie Jane Stritton, Cos Ahmet, Warren Fox, Rachel I'Anson, Natalie Percy, Jonny Burt, Elliott Ashton, Paul Cummings, Maria Slovakova, Cathie Hubert, Amelie Peace, Caroline Zaian, Sarah Jane Whittaker, Orson Kartt, Shaun Davin and many more! "


The Star Walls exhibition curated by Elliot Ashton was included as
The third in the Star Walls trilogy "Star Walls 'Return of the Art' at 'Memorabilia'"

Works are still available for sale at the Memorabilia Online Store

Online Store on Facebook, here

Blakkbyrd at the memorabilia shop
Exhibition Photos: Here

Mostyn Clarke Photos
- (Hanging the show)here
- Part I, Here
- Part II, Here
- Part III, Here


Press: Rachel Berry's report on the Undecided Art Collective Blog with many photos from opening night

Press: Guardian article: http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/10514863.Art_that___s_young_at_heart___Memorabilia_exhibition_will_raise_cash_for_Great_Ormond_Street/?ref=fbrec

Press: Wall Street Journal article: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130619-902679.html?mod=wsj_share_facebook

Waltham Forest Guardian

Press: Telegraph http://www.telegraphindia.com/pressrelease/prnw/enuk201306195647_public.html


The surprise appearence of a "Damien Hirst" Spot Painting was a well executed hoax that created a great deal of amusement and excitement.

[photo credits: photos from Carne Griffiths, Mostyn Clark, Rachel Berry and Elliot Ashton]

The photos have disappeared from the site. Testing replacing one.


Donations can be made at Just Giving: http://www.justgiving.com/memorabilia/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=memorabilia&utm_campaign=pfp-share

13 May 2013

Star Walls, Leytonstone


16th May - 9th June

The Stone Space,
E111HG London,
United Kingdom

An exhibition of artwork inspired by the ‘Star Wars’ universe, in honour of Stuart Freeborn, the head special effects make-up artist of Star Wars, who was born in Leytonstone.

Artists taking part in the exhibition include
Elliott Ashton, Sarah Carpenter,
Cristabel Christo, Jeff Cox,
Rupert Greyling, Carne Griffiths
and Maria Slovakova.

The Stone Space website
We are open on Thursday and Friday between 2-6pm,
on Saturdays 12-5pm and Sundays 12-4pm.
You can find us in Church Lane E11 1HG
next to the main entrance for Leytonstone Library.

'Star Walls' will opening its doors on May 16, come along for the opening night!

Facebook Event Page Star Walls


Saturday May 25th will be Star Wars day in Leytonstone, with a full day of events @ Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane.

'The STAR WARS Cantina' .10AM - 1AM
indoor market / Yoda stew / Star Wars cupcakes / Fancy Dress competition / 'Blue Milk' cocktails.

STAR WARS theme indoor market @ 1pm -STAR WARS fancy dress disco @ 8PM  Sat, 25 May, 1:00pm – 11:30pm
To link with Elliot Ashton's STONE space exhibition STAR WALLS
FREE YODA soup!!!

Luna Lounge website


Star Walls @ Artefacto
476 Leytonstone High Road,
London E11 3HN

Event page

An exhibition of Artwork inspired by the 'Star Wars' universe,
´Artefacto Art Design and Tattoo´

There will be a variety of artists showing their work inspired by Star Wars as well as various events over the time of the exhibit.
There will even be a raffle of some Star Wars tattoos and the proceeds will go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital fund as will much of the money raised by the sale of the art in general.
May the Force be with you!

Darth Vader II by Blakkbyrd


Full Article

"“Purely by accident I discovered that Stuart was born in Leytonstone,“ says Elliott, excitement rising in his voice. “There were these stories about how he used to do make-up on himself and he’d ride around Leytonstone on his bike, looking to see if he’d get a reaction from people.

Following that I did an engraving of Yoda for the Leytonstone Arts Trail, as well as an article about Stuart. I was amazed by the number of people who showed an interest, and how few knew he was from Leytonstone.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by how many people have signed up to take part,“ says Elliot.

"There are at least 20 artists, Artefacto Bespoke Tattoo is running an exhibition in conjunction with the Stone Space show, and the Luna Lounge, next to the gallery, will be holding a Star Wars day on May 25, with a Star Wars-themed indoor market and fancy dress disco.

“It’s great, because May 25 will be 36th anniversary of Star Wars, the 33rd anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, and the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi.
“We’ll also be running workshops and talks at Leytonstone Library. (call Leytonstone Library on: 020 8496 1190 )"